Lady Panthers fall to Santa Fe, 70-44
The Prairie Home boys basketball team overcame a eight point deficit after three by outscoring Santa Fe 22-14 in the final period and 8-2 in overtime to win 56-50 Tuesday night in Alma.
The Panthers, improving to 9-5 overall, trailed Santa Fe 11-7 after one, 24-14 at the half and 34-26 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 30-16 advantage in the final period and overtime for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the Panthers were looking for a fast start, but didn’t get one.
“We had to play from behind again,” Armontrout said. “They were a decent team, but we just didn’t play like ourselves. We were a little timid on the offensive end with their big kid. We did a better job at attacking the basket and getting inside. We did get blocked, but he did foul a couple of times. Free throws seem to be an issue. You can’t win too many games shooting 9/26 on free throws.”
Senior Creed Flood had 23 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal to lead Prairie Home.
Clayton Pethan finished the game with 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals while Kassen Lock added six points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds, Blake Petsel six points, two rebounds and one assist, Alex Rhode five points, two rebounds and one steal, Luke Stewart two points and two rebounds, Ty Stidham two points and one assist and Sage Eichenburch with two rebounds and one steal.
For Santa Fe, Edwards had 19 points.
Santa Fe (G) 70
Prairie Home 44
The Santa Fe girls jumped out to a 36-22 halftime lead and never looked back, beating the Prairie Home Lady Panthers Tuesday night in Alma.
The Lady Panthers, dropping to 5-8 overall, trailed Santa Fe 19-5 after one, 36-22 at the half and 51-30 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the fourth, Santa Fe outscored Prairie Home 19-14 for the victory.
Armontrout said the girls faced a really good team tonight.
“They were a solid ball club all the way around,” Armontrout said. “I thought we held our own there in the first half and let it get away in the second. We got in foul trouble there early. We played hard, we just fell behind. The one thing I wish we could have done better is box out or get a body on somebody. We give up way too many offensive rebounds. We play Jamestown on Friday and will look to get back on track.”
Smith and Limback each had 15 for Santa Fe.
For Prairie Home, Kourtney Kendrick finished the game with 15 points, five steals and one rebound.
Maggie Wood tallied 10 points, three rebounds and two steals while Kelsey Watson added 10 points, two rebounds and two steals, Jerzee Cantrell eight points and three rebounds and Ashlyn Twenter with one point, three rebounds and two steals.